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death's-head moth


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a very large European moth (Acherontia atropos), so called from a figure resembling a human skull on the back of the thorax; -- called also death's-head sphinx.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. European hawkmoth with markings on the back resembling a human skull


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